For The Sake of Your Grandmother Harry: SHUT UP
In the latest in a series of cringeworthy videos, Prince Harry risks angering The Queen yet again by announcing: The Commonwealth 'must acknowledge past wrongs' even if it's 'uncomfortable' in apparent criticism of The British Empire during a video call with Meghan to young leaders.
As if last weeks Black Lives Matter rant wasn't cringeworthy enough, Prince Harry today is seen in a video trotting out more virtue-signalling as Meghan looks on admiring her handiwork.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were taking part in a video call on 'justice and equal rights' with young leaders from the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust ( QCT), of which Harry and Meghan are president and vice-president respectively. During the call Harry trotted out the inevitable catchphrases so beloved by all social justice warriors this week, including "unconscious bias" "colonialism" and "systemic racism". The video call was billed as a 'debate', but for a debate to occur there needs to be apposing views, whereas this video was just the sixth in-line to the thrown saying what he thought the others attending wanted to here.
Harry nodded in agreement as those on the call talked of the Commonwealth’s past – “of colonialism, of the subjugation of peoples and the ongoing legacy of such historic injustice – can and should shape the identity of the organisation, how it develops its offer and how it works in the future.” Harry said: "When you look across the Commonwealth, there is no way that we can move forward unless we acknowledge the past." He then went on to say “So many people have done such an incredible job of acknowledging the past and trying to right those wrongs, but I think we all acknowledge there is so much more still to do. It’s not going to be easy and in some cases it’s not going to be comfortable but it needs to be done, because guess what, everybody benefits.”
Meghan added: “We’re going to have to be a little uncomfortable right now, because it’s only in pushing through that discomfort that we get to the other side of this and find the place where a high tide raises all ships. Equality does not put anyone on the back foot, it puts us all on the same footing – which is a fundamental human right.”
It is difficult to see what Prince Harry is hoping to achieve with these comments. Are they obfuscated attacks on the Royal Household, a cynical publicity stunt, or is Harry so under Meghan's influence that he doesn't question what he is told to say?
The Queen will no doubt be upset and angered by this; with relations between the Queen and Meghan and Harry already strained due to other bizarre, cynical or inappropriate behaviour by them it is likely to further drive a wedge between the two royal households.
For the sake of your grandmother Harry: SHUT UP